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Harmonic sounds at the PAC

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By Becca Owsley

By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The nationally acclaimed Kentucky Vocal Union, based in Elizabethtown, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The group was voted 10th among more than 300 choruses from all over the world at the 2008 Barbershop Harmony Society International Contest in Nashville and was chosen to return to the contest this July in Anaheim, Calif. For the second consecutive year, KVU is also the champion of the Cardinal District, encompassing Kentucky and Indiana. Director Aaron Dale and tenors Erek Gillespie and Robb Heady are from Hardin County. The rest of the group is from all over Kentucky and Indiana with one coming from Georgia. The show will include a cappella pieces ranging from traditional barbershop to modern pop, country and swing, all done in four-part harmony arranged by Dale. The Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus and the John Hardin High School Choir also will perform. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (270) 234-8962. A portion of the proceeds will go to John Hardin’s choir. “Our director is one of the most sought-after arrangers in this style of music, and his arrangements are sung by the best quartets and choruses in the world,” Heady said. “We want to invite the community to the show and experience a great night of family-friendly entertainment and also learn more about this incredible chorus we have right here in E'town.” To learn more about Saturday's performance or Kentucky Vocal Union, go online to www.kyvocalunion.org. Becca Owsley can be reached at (270) 505-1741.